What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Mordicai Gerstein and Klaas Verplancke

h1 October 14th, 2016 by jules

— From Klaas Verplancke’s Margritte’s Apple


“The girl picked up her mandolin,
and as her fingers plucked and pressed the strings, she sang. …”
— From Mordicai Gerstein’s
The Sleeping Gypsy
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This morning over at Kirkus, I’ve got the sweet and the surreal on the mind. That link is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Mordicai Gerstein’s The Sleeping Gypsy (Holiday House, October 2016) and Klaas Verplancke’s Magritte’s Apple (MoMA, September 2016). I’m following up here today with some spreads from each book.



From Magritte’s Apple:


“… a painter of apples.”
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“He was a painter of paintings.”
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From The Sleeping Gypsy:


“‘You, Lion, stay just where you are and lift your tail a bit. …'”
(Click spread to enlarge)

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MAGRITTE’S APPLE. Text and illustrations © 2016 Klaas Verplancke. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Éditions du Centre Pompidou, Paris.

THE SLEEPING GYPSY. Text and illustrations © 2016 Mordicai Gerstein. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Holiday House, New York.

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